It’s one thing to have a beard. It’s another thing to have a beard that people want to be around. You know the kind… the one that belongs on an Old Spice commercial? The kind that looks and smells so good that even your Church-going, tea-toting, proper English grandmother wants to run her fingers through it? Yeah, that kind. It doesn’t just grow like that… such is life, you have to work at it. And one of the best ways to do that is to use a beard conditioning product on the reg.
Conditioning your beard with balm, butter, oil, etc., not only helps tame unmanageable facial hair by softening it, therefore making it style-able, but also moisturizes down to the root, nourishing the hair as well as the follicle. By keeping your hair hydrated with the oil that your body can’t produce in the right quantities when your beard starts to grow, facial hair conditioners can prevent dryness, itchiness, and flakes as well as repair damage and split ends. Thus leaving your beard in an environment in which it can grow into “that kind” of beard.
Enter: Beard Grease. This one-of-a-kind product can’t be found anywhere else on the market except its developers – The BeardSmith. We’ll get into how awesome this brand is later, but for now, let’s focus on their unique beard conditioning treatment. Beard Grease promises to combat itch, flakes, dryness and flyaway facial hair. Falling somewhere between a beard balm, an oil and a butter, Beard Grease overcomes the weaknesses of all three and might be the addition to your grooming routine that you’ve been in need of.
WHAT IS BEARD GREASE?
Beard Grease falls between three popular products for conditioning your beard: balm, butter and oil. Because some men feel balms and butters are too heavy, and the fact that developer Jeff Summers doesn’t believe in the all-encompassing benefits of beard oil, Beard Grease was created to fill a void. With the conditioning qualities of a balm or butter but the light feel you would get from an oil, this grooming product uses all
With the conditioning qualities of a balm or butter but the light feel you would get from an oil, this grooming product uses all natural ingredients to promote a healthy beard environment. These include a number of plant oils like Almond, Argan, Grapeseed and Coconut and deep conditioning agents like Cocoa and Shea Butter.
This formula promises to soften your hair, tame unmanageable and unruly beards, and even more importantly, moisturize and condition. As we already know, or at least should by this point, this is one of the most important aspects of keeping a beard. Conditioning and hydrating prevent your hair and skin from becoming dry, which causes everything from breakage and split ends to itchiness and flakes. Beard Grease is also amazingly non-greasy or oily. When you use the correct amount of Beard Grease (don’t worry, instructions to follow), it absorbs easily within 30-60 minutes. If you find your beard feels greasy after 60 minutes, then you need to take it down a notch and adjust the amount you’re using.
WHO ARE THE BEARDSMITH?
The Beard Smith started as a Barber Shop run by married couple Wendy Rose and Jeff Summers in Boise, Idaho, and the product line grew from there. Rose and Summers develop and hand-craft all of the Beard Smith products based on their experience with the thousands of bearded men that walk through their doors. They pride themselves on developing products based on the needs they experience first-hand and they improve upon those products by seeing how they perform over time on a diverse range of (willing) bearded guinea-pigs.
This is the mom-and-pop shop people write novels about. Ok, maybe quite but these guys still are still the real deal. They even manage to write all of their own blog posts and take care of all of The BeardSmiths’ marketing. If you’ve explored their reviews you may have noticed an abundance of positive ones. In their FAQ, they address this by clarifying that all of their reviewers are done by actual satisfied customers. In fact, The Beardsmith team don’t moderate, polish or stock their reviews. All this is to say, The Beardsmith team stand behind the quality of their product and have a deep desire towards providing a high level of customer satisfaction.
As if the fact that Beard Smith uses only all-natural ingredients in all of their beard blends isn’t enough to sell you on their eco-consciousness, they also utilize used, re-purposed bicycle tubes for the bands around their tins. The tubes come from Joyride Cycles and Boise Bicycle Project, a community-oriented cooperative for promoting the personal, social and environmental benefits of riding a bike.
The BeardSmith Original Blend Beard Grease ($14.99)
Considered the OG (the original), Beard Grease formula tames, conditions and comes in a woodsy scent with deep undertones of coffee.
The BeardSmith Haymaker Blend Beard Grease ($14.99)
The Haymaker blend of Beard Grease offers all of the benefits of the original formula but with a more earthy scent highlighted with spice. If smelling good enough to taste is what you’re after, this is considered to be one of Beard Smith’s most popular scents.
The BeardSmith Wunderlust Blend Beard Grease ($14.99)
This citrus based scent also has notes of eucalyptus that will leave your beard smelling fresh while keeping it under control and conditioned.
The BeardSmith Bootleg Blend Beard Grease ($14.99)
If you want to smell like a man, this is the Beard Grease you’re looking for. The powerfully subtle scents of sweet pipe tobacco and whiskey are befitting of only a bearded man of your calibre.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT BEARD GREASE
Don’t just take our word for it – we’ve gone ahead and combed through a number of Beard Grease Reviews and found out the following:
- Tames,softens and makes hair manageable
- Doesn’t leave your hands or beard greasy
- Available in a variety of great sense
- The BeardSmith team offer Fantastic customer service
- Ships quickly
- Highly recommended, top-notch product
- We read “the best” too many times to count
HOW TO USE BEARD GREASE?
For best results, you should use Beard Grease on a daily basis, making it a regular part of your grooming routine. Here’s exactly how you’ll want to apply it:
- Towel-dry your beard after showering or washing your face.
- Depending how long your beard is, take a dime- to quarter- sized amount of Beard Grease in your palm.
- Rub the Beard Grease between your hands for a few seconds. When it melts into a liquid, it’s ready for application.
- From your roots to your tips, work the Beard Grease throughout your entire beard.
- Using a high-quality brush or comb, brush the Beard Grease throughout.
- You’ll know if you need to adjust the amount used if your beard feels greasy after an hour. By that time, it should be absorbed into your beard.
Using conditioning products on your beard is of utmost importance in terms of how your beard looks, feels, and smells, but also how healthy it is. If you want to have “that kind” of beard (and let’s be honest, if you’re going to grow a beard, you definitely want “that kind” of beard) then you need to take steps to ensure that it looks good, it’s comfortable to have on your face, and it can continue to grow without hindrance. Beard Grease is a very unique product with a cool af couple heading the brand and it comes highly recommended by reviewers. If you’re looking for something new, wanting to up your beard game or you’re a newcomer to the world of bearded men, Beard Grease lives up to its hype and is definitely worth your dollar.